Can cheese really make someone propose?
We busted into Grant Park's beloved Stone Soup Kitchen after hours to find out. The cafe is known for its delicious soups, sandwiches and breakfast, but they also cater, so we asked catering chef Tscharner Dickerson to whip up one of her favorite items.
Try this simple recipe for yourself and you may just get propositioned.
Yields: about 3 packed cups
Serves: 6-12 (if served with crackers), 3-4 if served as sandwiches
Time: 10 minutes (including shredding)
2 c. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
2 c. shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1/4 c. diced roasted red peppers
1/4 c. diced pickled jalapenos
1/2 c. sour cream
For best results, shred the cheese rather than buying it pre-shredded. Leave a little bit of juice in the peppers and jalapenos. Mix all ingredients together with a spatula in a large bowl. Serve with crackers or on a sandwich.
For a sandwich, Stone Soup recommends serving on a croissant with tomato, lettuce and sunflower sprouts.